U.P Breaking News Exclusive: Chocolay Township Meth Lab raid – PLUS more charges and another arrest as feds dismantle alleged meth making operation in Baraga County

By Greg Peterson
News Director, Owner
Upper Peninsula Breaking News
906-273-2433

(Harvey, MI) – Just as one alleged meth dealer from L’Anse is indicted by a federal gand jury and allowed to seek rehab – northern Michigan drug agents on Thursday night raided a suspected drug lab in Marquette County.

The incident started about 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29,. 2016 on the 200 block of Riverside Drive in Chocolay Township.

The single story wood frame home was set off the road behind numerous pine trees.
A line of officers using a bullet proof shield, and other gear was witnessed raiding the residence.

Wearing SWAT-like gear, the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement team breached the suspected meth lab about 6:30 p.m. After securing search warrants.

Numerous neighborhood residents gathered to watch the raid in the normally quiet neighborhood just off Green Bay Street.

Its unclear is charges were filed against three people on the scene – including two females who were swearing at each other. No names have been released.

Among those assisting on the scene were the Michigan State Police, Chocolay Township Police Department, Chocolay Township Fire department and the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department.

A “chaplain” even was brought to the scene to witness the raid – as that member of the clergy was apparently on a routine “ride-a-long” with officers.

Meanwhile – A L’Anse man is the latest person to be charged in a superseding federal meth indictment in Baraga County as drug tasks forces across northern Michigan continue their efforts to stem the epidemic that a federal judge in Marquette recently  declared the Upper Peninsula drug problem public health crisis.

On Tuesday, Nathan Thomas Lafernier was granted a “ends of justice” motion to allow his defense attorney to prepare his case.

Lafernier was arrested on September 22, 2016 by UPSET Special Agent Mark Hanes in L’Anse, MI.

Read the new indictment for details: new-meth-indictment

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Previously the federal grand jury in Marquette returned methamphetamine indictments again two men accusing them of  numerous felonies like attempting to make the highly addictive drug near a secondary school and scamming to get ephedrine – a key ingredient in the toxic mix of chemicals.

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Those indicted again were 24-year-old Jordan Michael Koskinen and 39 year-old Matthew Gordon Lundy are believed to both be Baraga, MI area residents prior to their arrests.

Prosecuting the cases at the Marquette federal courthouse is Asst. U.S. Attorney Hannah N. Bobee.

Federal magistrate judge Timothy P. Greeley has granted Nathan Thomas Lafernier the federal version of a court-appointed attorney with assistance from the U.S. Public Defenders office in Marquette. Lafernier is represented by attorney Michael J. Manning of Escanaba, a former Delta County assistant prosecutor.

https://upbreakingnews.com/BaragaCountyFederalMethIndictment

Michael J. Manning

(906) 786-7224

mmanning@mmanninglaw.com

Hannah N. Bobee

(906) 226-2500

906-226-3700

hannah.bobee@usdoj.gov

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39 year-old Matthew Gordon Lundy

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24-year-old Jordan Michael Koskinen

Indictment Plus Count 1

By Greg Peterson
News Director, Owner
Upper Peninsula Breaking News
906-273-2433

(Baraga, MI) – A crystal meth probe in Baraga County has led to two men to be indicted by a federal grand jury in Marquette last week on numerous felonies including attempting to make the highly addictive drug near a secondary school and scamming to get ephedrine – a key ingredient in the toxic mix of chemicals – and they were arraigned on Friday.

Both men are believed to have lived in Baraga area prior to their arrests where they are accused of allegedly getting people hooked on meth – or at least supply current addicts.
Named in the indictment are 24-year-old Jordan Michael Koskinen and 39 year-old Matthew Gordon Lundy.

Lundy and Koskinen pleaded not guilty during their first appearance/arraignment this past Friday, August 19, 2016 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley who ordered both defendants held without bond.

Count 1 Conspiracy to Manufacture

The five-count federal indictment alleges all the crimes charged happened on or about June 29, 2016 in Baraga County. Lundy was sentenced on state meth charges last year, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) website.

Federal judges who preside in Marquette have called the meth epidemic a public health crisis that is strangling people of all ages – but many are addicted young. The judges have been shocked at how much the big city drug crisis has come home – and its been very evident over the past 5 to 10 years. Its not only meth.

 

 

In epidemic proportions, U.P. law enforcement are witnessing a generation of young people hooked on prescription pills like pain medication and the downers like benzos (often stolen from the people they love and know). In absolute crisis proportions – the U.P. has witnessed the big time return of heroin and even crack. The drug crisis is going to take a lot of money because of the costs of removing the volatile substances and much more.

The U.P. has also witnessed a rise in abuse of Seboxone – a drug specially designed to help addicts not be so sick during withdrawal. But ways were found around that. It has gotten so bad that the state or federal government needs to help including with quality treatment facilities because the U.P. can not arrest itself out of this crisis. Plus the jails and prisons are over-populated.

Count 2 attempted manufacture by school

Apparently Lundy pleaded either no contest or guilty on July 7, 2015 to a state of Michigan charge of attempted delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine that happened in May 2014 in Baraga County.
The maximum sentence was two years in prison, however was released on two years probation through July 2017 – instead of given prison time, according to the MDOC website.

Federal prosecutors allege in count 1 that the two suspects “knowingly and intentionally combined, conspired, confederated, and agreed with each other and with others, known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.”

In count two, the two men are charged with attempting to “manufacture methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, within 1,000 feet of a secondary school.”

In count three, the federal indictment charges both men with “knowingly and intentionally possessed equipment, chemicals, products and materials which may be used to manufacture a controlled substance, knowing, intending, and having reasonable cause to believe that such equipment, chemicals, products and materials would be used to manufacture methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.”

In the final two counts, federal prosecutors alleged the same crime but separately for each man alleging they both procured pseudoephedrine, a vital ingredient in methamphetamine.

In count four, only Lundy is charged with “knowingly and intentionally possessed and distributed pseudoephedrine, a List I Chemical (pseudoephedrine), and aided, abetted, counseled, commanded and induced such possession and distribution, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that such pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine, a Schedule II
controlled substance.”

Koskinen was the only one of the two named in count five on a charge of selling, distributing, or dispensing involving a vital ingredient in methamphetamine with the indictment stating he had “reasonable cause to believe that such pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.”

Lundy and Koskinen were indicted on on Tuesday and arrested Thursday (August 18, 2016) by U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Agent Sarah Hill in Baraga, MI.
Hill is a member of the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team and specializes in Native American reservation drug trafficking. The prosecutor in the case is Asst.U.S. Attorney Hannah Bobee.

The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is working with several other state and federal agencies to crack down on large scale drug dealing and related activities on Upper Peninsula Native American Reservations with two major cases underway involving pot and meth in the western and central U.P.
Both were indicted on similar charges. Both will be getting in-patient substance abuse treatment.

Both were indicted on three of the same charges including conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and the attempted manufacturing of methamphetamine; plus selling, distributing, dispensing of meth by the “possession and distribution of a list I chemical with knowledge that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.”
Both suspects were ordered to remain in custody at the Marquette County Jail in Marquette, MI.
Lundy may be undergoing addiction treatment.

In an effort to ask the judge to reconsidering no bond order, both are scheduled for a detention hearings before Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley.
Federal prosecutors requested no bond on Friday because both suspects face over 10 years in prison if convicted.
Both were indicted on August 16, 2016 by a a federal grand jury sitting in Marquette, MI

Federal Indictment Returned by Federal Grand Jury sitting in Marquette, MI

Matthew Gordon Lundy was charge with counts 1 thru 4:

Count 1
June 29, 2016 Baraga County
Conspiracy to manufacture controlled substance; conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine
Federal prosecutors allege on June 29, 2016 in Baraga County the two suspects “knowingly and intentionally combined, conspired, confederated, and agreed with each other and with others, known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.”

Count 2
Controlled substance – manufacture; attempted manufacturing of methamphetamine
In count two, the two men are charged with attempting to “manufacture methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, within 1,000 feet of a secondary school.”

Count 3
Unlawful acts – controlled substance – distribution; possession of equipment, chemicals, products and materials with intent to manufacture methamphetamine
In count three, the federal indictment charges both men with “knowingly and intentionally possessed equipment, chemicals, products and materials which may be used to manufacture a controlled substance, knowing, intending, and having reasonable cause to believe that such equipment, chemicals, products and materials would be used to manufacture methamphetamine, a
Schedule II controlled substance.”

Count 4
Possession and Distribution of a List I Chemical with Knowledge that It Would Be Used to Manufacture Methamphetamine
Controlled substance – sell, distribute, or dispense; possession and distribution of a list I chemical with knowledge that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine

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Jordan Michael Koskinen was named in counts 1, 2, 4, 5
Filed: 08/16/2016

Count 1
Conspiracy to manufacture controlled substance; conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine

Count 2
Controlled substance – manufacture; attempted manufacturing of methamphetamine

Count 4
Controlled substance – sell, distribute, or dispense; possession and distribution of a list I chemical with knowledge that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine

Count 5
Possession and Distribution of a List I Chemical with Knowledge that It Would Be Used to Manufacture Methamphetamine
Koskinen is the only suspect charged in count 5 that alleges he “knowingly and intentionally possessed and distributed pseudoephedrine, a List I Chemical, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that such pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance

Laws cited in counts 1 thru 5:

Citation: 21:846=CM.F
Offense Level: 4
21:846, 21:841(a)(1), 21:841(b)(1)(C)

Count: 2
Citation: 21:841A=CM.F
Offense Level: 4
21:841(a)(1), 21:846, 21:841(b)(1)(C), 21:860(a), 18:2(a)

Count: 3
Citation: 21:843A=CD.F
Offense Level: 4
21:843(a)(6), 21:843(d)(2), 18:2(a)

Count: 5 Citation: 21:841A=CD.F
Offense Level: 4
21:841(c)(2), 21:802(33) and (34)(K), 21 C.F.R. 1310.02(a)(11)

Related info and links:

Federal Prosecutor:

Assistant U.S. Attorney Hannah N. Bobee

(906) 226-2500 (wk)

906-226-3700 (fax)

hannah.bobee at usdoj.gov

The defense attorneys for the suspects are basically court-appointed federal public defenders

Elizabeth A. LaCosse (FPD)

Defense attorney Matthew Gordon Lundy

(906) 226-3050 (wk)

(906) 273-0070 (fax)

beth_lacosse at fd.org

Sarah Emily Henderson

Defense Attorney for Jordan Michael Koskinen

(906) 228-2855 (wk)

(906) 228-2863 (fax)

shenderson at casselmanandhenderson.com

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U.S. Parole Officer (USPO) Sheila Osborn

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Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET)

P.O. Box 86

Marquette, MI 49855

(Donations can be sent to the above address)

(906) 228-1002

(906) 228-0756 (fax)

www.facebook.com/upsetdrugs

http://upsetdrugs.com

U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)

http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/BIA

http://www.bia.gov

http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xois/documents/document/idc1-028053.pdf

http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/RegionalOffices/Midwest/WeAre/Michigan/index.htm

U.S. BIA Agent Sarah Hill

U.S Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF)

ATF Special Agent Aaron Voogd

www.ATF.gov

https://upperpeninsulabreakingnews.wordpress.com/tag/u-s-atf/

U.S. Magistrate Timothy P. Greeley

P.O. Box 698

Marquette MI 49855

(906) 226-3854 (office)

(906) 226-3854 (Case manager)

http://www.miwd.uscourts.gov/content/magistrate-judge-timothy-p-greeley

https://www.nmu.edu/criminaljustice/faculty-staff-greeley

https://www.nmu.edu/criminaljustice/here-comes-judge

https://upperpeninsulabreakingnews.wordpress.com/category/u-s-magistrate-judge-timothy-p-greeley

Baraga County Sheriff’s Department

http://www.baragacounty.org/government/county-sheriff/

Baraga County Sheriff’s Department

940 US Highway 41

L’Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-6100 Ext. 695

Email: johnsonr at baragacounty.org

OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK (INCLUDING HOLIDAYS)

Sheriff’s Office and Correctional Facility

Sheriff Rick Johnson

Undersheriff Jim Gabe

Deputies

Joe Brogan – Chief Deputy

Fabian Kristo

Joe Brogan

Chad Soli

Correction Officers

Shelley Lloyd

Ryan Treadeau

John Gransell

Bruce Tangen

Tyler Harkonen

Kim Mills

Nancy Kent

Part-Time

Daune Smith – Homeland Security Director

Alison King – Animal Control Deputy

Pat Chamberlain – Correction Officer

Underwater Sonar Is underway on Lake Superior – Plus listen to U.S. Coast Guard explain why this mysterious Lake Superior case is “highly unusual” and the massive search for the two men and an 8-year-old boy aboard missing boat

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By Greg Peterson

Owner, News Director

U.P. Breaking News

906-273-2433

(Houghton County, Michigan – somewhere on Keweenaw Bay/Lake Superior) – Today was the second day of using underwater sonar in Lake Superior to try to find evidence in the disappearance of three northern Michigan residents who vanished two week’s ago tomorrow (Sat., Oct. 1, 2016) while lake trout fishing in Keweenaw Bay after leaving the boat launch on the Portage Canal.

A Black River Falls, Wisconsin nonprofit has come to the aid of Upper Peninula families searching for three members who recently disappeared on Keweenaw Bay without a trace.




logo_v2keith-cormican-bruces-legacy-directorlogo_v2bruces-legacy-1bruceslegacy-2bruceslegacy-4bruceslegacy-5bruceslegacy-5bbruceslegacy-6Officials from Bruce’s Legacy are only charging expenses – and its board chair Keith Cormican – is at the helm of a search boat that has deployed sonar radar – and has an underwater camera that can investigate any significant hits on the sonar.

The search is expected to continue all weekend if the weather holds – as seas under 2 feet are best – or until something is found. Anything. Residents of the Copper Country have been helping search – with winter around the corner – and officials hope if you find anything that might be related to the 14-foot boat to please treat like evidence – do not handle – and call police asap.

Cormican reports the business owners and residents of the Keweenaw have already been treating him with warmth and thanks.

Cormican was called by Tom Crossmon – one of the friends of missing boat captain Keith Karvonen who has helped raise money to defray search costs. The U.S. Coast Guard and the Canadian Coast Guard both conducted a massive search for the boaters without turning up a clue.

Family is hoping the public will help defray the costs of additional searches including underwater.

61-year-old Keith Karvonen of Atlantic Mine, who is a seasoned veteran of Lake Superior and boat owner

43-year-old Steven Chartre and his 9-year-old son, Ethan Chartre, both of Ishpeming, who missed a family fish fry sparking the massive search.

www.youcaring.com/keith-karvonen-655466

https://youtu.be/YeotlGQbb40

https://upbreakingnews.com/USGCMissingBoat

Tom Crossmon
Bruce’s Legacy

Bruce’s Legacy is a volunteer organization providing emergency assistance, education, public safety awareness and search and recovery operations for drowned victims to provide resolution for families.

Bruce’s Legacy is a 501 (C)(3) volunteer organization providing emergency assistance, education, public safety awareness and search and recovery operations for drowned victims to provide resolution for families.

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Notice on facebook page:
We arrived in the UP of MI last night to join up with Tom Crossmon to help locate these three that went missing while fishing in Lake Superior, one being a 9 year old. The only thing to work off from is a cell ping. Working 5 miles out and in 300-400′. We had some waves making it very tough to get good images Tomorrow the wind is to switch and hope make for better day.

http://www.bruceslegacy.com/contact

https://www.facebook.com/bruceslegacy

Keith Cormican

Bruce’s Legacy Director

715-896-0726
Bruce’s Legacy
942 Red Iron Rd.
Black River Falls, WI 54615

http://www.bruceslegacy.com/our-purpose/

http://5newsonline.com/2015/04/01/family-rallies-to-find-missing-rogers-woman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Side-scan_sonar

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Poof!

Vanished in this Air!

Without a Trace – This can not stand

Hopes hang on Michigan State Police probe and the spotting of something – anything– no matter how small – that washes up on any Lake Superior shoreline

By Greg Peterson

Owner, News Director

U.P. Breaking News

906-273-2433

(Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan) – In one of its most unusual and massive searches in Lake Superior history, U.S. Coast Guard officials are very concerned about why nothing has been found in the disappearance of the 14-foot boat with three aboard

Due to cell phones and a videotape near the boat launch – the USCG is even confident that the trio left shore – and started fishing on that fateful afternoon Saturday, September 17, 2016.

“We had some footage from a camera near the launch site ,” said Commander Carolyn Moberley, Response Department Head at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie.

The USCG says it is “incredibly uncommon not to find debris,” Moberley said. “We all agree it is unusual not to find an debris.”

“It’s highly likely that we would have found anything on the surface of the water during that time,” Moberley said.

But even a catastrophic event should have left behind some evidence and a search of nearly 15,000 nautical square miles turned up small objects but nothing from the boat or its passengers

Things are not adding up.

Meanwhile, U.P. Breaking News donated $100 to the fundraising effort to help find these people and hopes others will match or exceed.

Family is hoping the public will help defray the costs of additional search including underwater.

  • 61-year-old Keith Karvonen of Atlantic Mine, who is a seasoned veteran of Lake Superior and boat owner

  • 43-year-old Steven Chartre and his 9-year-old son, Ethan Chartre, both of Ishpeming, who missed a family fish fry sparking the massive search.

www.youcaring.com/keith-karvonen-655466

https://upbreakingnews.com/USGCMissingBoat

See our previous stories to get a list of the many boats, helicopters and air planes from two counties were involved including C-130s – and high tech stuff from the U.S. Air Force.

“We thoroughly searched the surface of the water,” Moberley said adding searchers took into consideration things like ping locations, time, weather, winds, and currents.

In fact, in addition to the video of the three leaving – the USCG even has conformation from two cell phones aboard the vessel that they two man and a boy had actually started fishing near Big Reef in Keweenaw Bay. That’s where the trail ends.

“We do know that they got underway based on a couple of items,” Moberley said. “We also have the information from the cell phone pings.”

Using high tech assets from the U.S. Air Force, the cell phone information was analyzed and “that did give us confirmation that they were in the Bay there fishing in the afternoon in the early afternoon,” Moberley said.
High-tech USAF forensics provided “our best most relevant data,’ Moberley said.

“They were fishing early that afternoon”and was the “basis for our search effort,” Moberley said.

“We do have both cell phones” that provided similar times and locations and data “where they stopped transmitting,” Moberley said of the sudden death of the cell phone information.
When pressed, USCG officials can only point to one incident in northern Lake Michigan involving one missing man that resulted in no evidence being recovered.

Never in modern Upper Peninsula history have three people vanished without a trace.

The three were believed aboard a 14-foot boat headed out for an afternoon of Lake Trout fishing near Big Reef in Keweenaw Bay. If the boat and its three passengers sank – it seems likely the massive ground, air and water search would have turned up something. Anything. Even the U.S. Coast Guard acknowledges that its all but unprecedented in the Upper Great Lakes.

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A little over a week ago three people – two men and a nine-year-old boy – were walking around the Keweenaw Peninsula like everyone else. And then – poof as if magic – they are gone. Instead of attending a 5 p.m. fish fry a week ago Saturday (9-18-16), the vanished leaving behind only a vehicle and a trailer.

A surveillance video from near the boat launch and a cell phone ping are the only known clues in the case. Friends, relatives and the concerned have scoured sections of the long and winding eastern Keweenaw shoreline that stretches over 100 miles. It’s 75 miles by road from Baraga to Copper Harbor.

Some believe the three disappeared in a catastrophic event, some hope they are alive an stranded on a remote Lake Superior shoreline – but there are also growing whispers in the community that foul play should be investigated. Some out of frustration and some out of suspicions.

But the USCG is quick to point out that no matter how rare – a disappearance without a trace is not unheard of citing that case in Lake Michigan – though this Lake Superior disappearance has seasoned officials wondering how it could happen. Sophisticated mapping and projection tools involving currents, winds and other factors that would suggest where the boat may have drifted.

They just vanished – missing are 61-year-old Keith Karvonen of Atlantic Mine, MI; and 43-year-old Steven Chartre of Negaunee/Ishpeming area and his 9-year-old son Ethan.

Family is hoping the public will help defray the costs of additional search including underwater.

  • 61-year-old Keith Karvonen of Atlantic Mine, who is a seasoned veteran of Lake Superior and boat owner
  • 43-year-old Steven Chartre and his 9-year-old son, Ethan Chartre, both of Ishpeming, who missed a family fish fry sparking the massive search.

www.youcaring.com/keith-karvonen-655466

https://upbreakingnews.com/USGCMissingBoat

Lake Superior is cold and dangerous, she said.

“These are big big waters,” however, the USCG believes it is “incredibly uncommon not to find debris,” Moberley said.
“We all agree it is unusual not to find any debris,” she said.

The search found lots of small objects like a small metal bucket and sticks.
“We were finding objects on the surface”

Now its up to the Michigan State Police and others to solve this case – but any evidence of the boat of its crew should not be touched and call officials immediately.

“We appreciate the eyes on the shore,” she said adding the USCG wants the families to know that their agency and others tried their hardest to find the missing trio.
“Our hearts go out to these families,” Moberley said.

The search covered 14,696 nautical square miles of Lake Superior.

Related info:

https://upbreakingnews.com/USGCMissingBoat

The coordinated efforts by the USCG, the Canadian Coast Guard, plus state and local officials covered more than 14,600 nautical squares miles of Lake Superior and over 150 hours of asset use liked boats, planes and helicopters.

The boat was headed for Lake Trout fishing in Keweenaw Bay – apparently a bit closer to the east side of the large bay near Pequaming. In fact, the missing of a family family fish fry is the reason loved ones became upset and notified officials who quickly launched a four night massive air and water search – while loved ones started combing shorelines.

The USCG launched one of its most massive searches in U.P. history including huge C-130s from the Canada and the USCG in North Carolina. Plus numerous USCG large boats and helicopters were launched from across the Great Lakes. Nighttime search gadgets aboard one plane helped make night searching possible.

The special equipment aboard the C-130s are great for searching for long hours and the dark of night – flying over the lonely nether waters on a dark Lake Superior night.

The three were headed to a favorite fishing area called Big Reef beneath Lake Superior .

This rare no-evidence disappearance of a 14-foot boat in Keweenaw Bay that had apparently launched from the western side of Keweenaw Bay.

The boated launched from from the Western side of Keweenaw Bay into the Keweenaw Waterway and then into Keweenaw Bay – a large bay whose southern tip and end – laps onto the small villages of Baraga and L’Anse.

The launch point is on the Keweenaw Waterway – a canal splits the Keweenaw Peninsula also known as the Copper Country.

“It is unusual, you known, there is no norm,” said Commander Carolyn Moberley, Chief of Response for the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie.

“We would expect to find some debris,” she said just after 2 p.m. On Tuesday – as the search enters a fourth night.

“There are always unique situations,” she said.

“We are working on the possibility that they might still be out there floating in a boat,” Commander Moberley said.

USCG Officials released a computer image to U.P. Breaking News that takes many factors into effect while listing possible outcome locations – and these factors include wind speed/direction, water currents, the location the boat “may have gotten into trouble” and/or “possibly drifted.”

“The object you are looking for may be in these” models and search patterns – and then send numerous various types of USCG and planes, helicopters and search boats.

“We’ve really saturated the area, from the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula and if you drew a line south” the search has covered that entire area, she said. “We have really saturated that area with our search boats.”

“So we have begun expanding out further into Lake Superior heading over to the east, the northeast and a little bit to the north,” Commander Moberley explained after three days of search in the Keweenaw Bay with C-130s, helicopters and boats from two countries.

Searchers will “cover more of the open lake area” of Lake Superior to hopefully find the vessel or any kind of debris in that area, Moberley said.

USCG Officials released a computer image to U.P. Breaking News that takes many factors into effect while listing possible outcome locations – and these factors include win, speed/direction, currents, where the boat “may have gotten into trouble” and/or “possibly drifted.”

“The object you are looking for may be in these” models and search patterns – and then send numerous various types of USCG and planes, helicopters and search boats.

The USCG is grateful for the C-130 plane and other efforts by the Canadian Coast Guard C-130s from the Canadian Coast Guard and USCG Air Station in Elizabeth City, NC that provided the C-130 Super Hercules airplane.

USCG Air Station Cape Cod in Massachusetts is providing a HC-144A Ocean Sentry airplane – or “fixed wing” air craft as its called by USCG

USCG Station Portage sent a 47-foot motor lifeboat and USCG Station Marquette sent 45-foot response boat.

The 140-foot USCG ice breaking tug Biscayne Bay has been sent by USCG Station St. Ignace

The search includes USCG MH-65B “Dolphin” helicopters from USCG units in Traverse City and Detroit.

The Canadian Coast Guard Trenton provided a CC-130J Hercules – and massive C-130.

Commander Moberley urged anyone with info to call and thanks all those who have provided information and to the Canadian Coats Guard for its invaluable help.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keweenaw_Waterway

http://outdoormichigan.org/feature/12167

http://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/MRBIS/BASDetail.aspx?basid=A-31-030

http://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/MRBIS/mapbasic.aspx?basid=A-31-030

U.S. Coast Guard:

https://www.uscg.mil

https://www.uscg.mil/D1/prevention/NavInfo/navinfo/documents/C-Communications.PDF

https://www.uscg.mil/D1/prevention/NavInfo/navinfo/documents/C-Communications.PDF

Reefs

http://www.lakesuperior.com/the-lake/natural-world/241feature/

just fyi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lac_La_Belle,_Michigan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keweenaw_Waterway

Thank you to those who helped from across U.S. nnd Canada including:

C-130 Super Hercules airplane

Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Check out photos of the C-310s that are being used from the USCG Air Station in Elizabeth City, NC

Other stuff too.
http://coastguardnews.com/hang-on-to-those-hats/2016/03/12/

http://www.c-130.net/g3/c-130-photos/North-American-C-130-Photos/USCG-C-130-Photos?page=3

http://www.c-130.net/g3/c-130-photos/North-American-C-130-Photos/USCG-C-130-Photos

http://fireaviation.com/tag/coast-guard/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_HC-130

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_C-130_Hercules

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/10/22/us-canadian-coast-guards-prep-for-great-lakes-icebreaking-season.html

http://coastguardnews.com/coast-guard-sector-sault-ste-marie-presents-lifesaving-award-to-national-park-service-members/2016/09/14/

Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie and more

https://www.uscg.mil/d9/sectSaultSteMarie/command.asp

https://www.uscg.mil/d9/

http://www.stignacenews.com/news/2016-06-09/News/Michael_Beatty_Passes_Command_to_Andrew_Babione_at.html

http://www.americanmariners.org/news/coast-guard-searching-2-adults-1-child-lake-superior

http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2572682/Coast-Guard-dedicates-Capt-Jimmie-H-Hobaugh-community-center-in-Sault-Ste-Marie

http://coastguardnews.com/coast-guard-sector-sault-ste-marie-presents-lifesaving-award-to-national-park-service-members/2016/09/14/

https://www.lssu.edu/foundation/ignatowskimemorialaward.php

https://www.uscg.mil/d9/command.asp

http://greatlakes.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2014/06/great-lakes-shipmate-of-the-week-em2-kyle-j-hoggatt-sector-sault-sainte-marie-mich/

http://wbay.com/2016/09/18/coast-guard-in-search-for-2-adults-1-child-in-lake-superior/

Canadian Coast Guard:

http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca

http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/eng/CCG/Home

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Coast_Guard

Canadian Coast Guard Crest

http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=932881

https://upbreakingnews.com/USGCMissingBoat

Original USCG Press Release

SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews are searching the waters of Lake Superior and the Keweenaw Peninsula Sunday for two adults and one child who went missing Saturday night in the vicinity of the East Portage Canal of Houghton-Hancock, Michigan.

The adults’ and child’s names are not being released at this time.

Coast Guard crews responded Saturday night after receiving a report that the group had missed a fish fry they were supposed to attend that evening. The boat’s trailer and truck were found at the marina.

Searching are crews from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Coast Guard Station Portage, Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and an aircrew from the Canadian Coast Guard.

If the public has any information about this case, please contact Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie Command Center at 906-635-3233.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

COAST GUARD SECTOR SAULT SAINTE MARIE
337 Water Street
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783-9501
(906) 635-3217

Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie is responsible for all Coast Guard missions on Lake Superior, northern Lakes Michigan and Huron, and surrounding navigable waterways to include Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Aids to Navigation, Marine Safety, and Homeland Security.

Located on the St. Mary’s River in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, the Sector is the operational and administrative commander of 11 subordinate field units, which include eight Multi-Mission Small Boat Stations, one Marine Safety Unit, and two Aids to Navigation Teams.

Sector Sault Sainte Marie’s missions are accomplished by a dedicated workforce of 248 Active Duty, 70 Reserve, and 26 civilian personnel. The Sector’s vessel inventory includes two 47′ MLB’s, six 45′ RB-M’s; one 49′ BUSL; two 20′ AB-S, three 26′ TANB, and eleven 25′ RB-S.

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fyi

https://www.uscg.mil/directives/cim/16000-16999/CIM_16114_41.pdf

https://www.uscg.mil/d1/airstacapecod/

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/aircraft-current/cc-130j.page

CDR Carolyn Moberley

Response Department Head

Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie

(906) 635-3231

Moberley, Carolyn CDR

Carolyn.L.Moberley at uscg.mil

Unruly passenger gets commercial jet’s pilots upset and police are called to the Marquette County Airport to get the suspect off the plane

Passenger causes problems on Marquette American Airlines jet causing cops to be called

AA Flight Sawyer.jpg

By Greg Peterson

Owner, News Director

U.P. Breaking News

906-273-2433

(Sawyer International Airport, MI) – The pilots and police knew about the incident at the Sawyer International Airport – only one problem – no one bothered to notify the bosses as required when there is an incident especially involving a commercial jet, Upper Peninsula Breaking News has learned.

The only American Airlines daily flight from Chicago to Marquette lists the arrival time as 6:20 p.m. on the official Sawyer airport website but that is apparently incorrect/not updated. According to passengers and AA,  the arrival time is just after 8 p.m. (Sat., Sept. 24, 2016) and last night that was about the time law enforcement were responding to the airport incident. Those stuck in the rear of the plane could not all see what was happening in the front of the long, sleek big AA jets that are flown in for maintenance at Sawyer. 

Some passengers were frustrated over the length of time it took to resolve the situation with little information about what was happening.

An unruly passenger on an inbound flight from Chicago to Marquette was escorted from the plane by numerous law enforcement officials and causing a delay for passengers stuck for sometime on the plane. It is not clear if the passenger faces any charges.

This morning U.P Breaking News informed both Sawyer Airport Manager Duane Duray and Sawyer Operations Manager Steve Schenden about the incident aboard the AA flight and both expected to have been informed by staff or law enforcement.  Schenden noted he was going to find out why airport management was not notified of an incident aboard a commercial jet.

Schenden said that he is supposed to be notified anytime there is a police incident at Sawyer especially involving commercial aircraft. It is not clear how many were on board or details of the incident but the airport manager and operations managed pledged to call UPBN back with more details as available.

Schenden made a few calls and confirmed for U.P. Breaking News that the incident involved an unruly passenger as we had been told earlier by U.P. Breaking News Facebook followers including those who had relatives on the plane.

Schenden said he was able to confirmed the incident involved a passenger (and not the pilot like recently happened in Traverse City, MI). Just what the passenger was upset about is not clear, as details of the incident have not been released including what happened and why passengers were kept on the plane for some two hours waiting to debark the jet.

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Sawyer Airport website apparently lists wrong AA schedule times.

It is unclear whether the FAA, FBI or other federal agencies have been notified. Some of AA biggest jets specially fly into Marquette, MI as the planes are rotated through a large maintenance operation at the former air force base. The airport was built to land B-52 bombers has long, wide runways and is not far from Lake Superior, the the biggest of the Great Lakes. A newly refurbished AA jet leaves at 8:53 a.m. daily  with passengers bound for Chicago.

The next meeting of the Sawyer Airport Advisory Committee is at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016 (second Thurs. of month) in the Airport Services Center’s 2nd floor Training Room.

If UPBN gets more information on the incident we will pass it along.

fyi – This reporter was at the Sawyer airport 15 years ago this month – 9-11-2001 – after covering the annual U.P. Law Enforcement Run – when police were called to remove an unruly passenger aboard a Sun Country jet who did not understand why all U.S.planes were being grounded – and later it turned out to be a foreign language translation issue. But it caused quite a local stir since – up was down – and – down was up – at that moment in American History.

Related info and links:

Sawyer International Airport

225 Airport Ave., Gwinn, MI 49841
(906) 346-3308

4:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

http://www.sawyerairport.com

http://www.co.marquette.mi.us/airport.php#.V-fFnSRyyRk


Sawyer International Airport’s purpose is to provide high-quality aviation services and facilities to the flying public in a safe, secure and efficient manner; while continuing to play a role in enhancing economic development in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Sawyer Airport currently provides daily service to Detroit Metro and Chicago O’Hare . . . accounting for nearly 1,874 aircraft flights and 2,176,485 pounds of cargo and mail last year.

Visit our website for additional maps/directions and detailed information on our services:

www.sawyerairport.com

Click here for a printable pdf map

906-346-3308

906-346-3309 fax

Airport Administration

  • Marquette County Administrator Scott Erbisch
  • Duane Duray, airport manager since 2012
  • Formerly worked at Gogebic-Iron County Airport since 1992 including 8 years as manager

dduray@mqtco.org

(906) 346-3308 Ext. 222

(906) 364-0939 (Cell)

 

  • Steve Schenden, Sawyer director of operations
  • Marquette County employee during the K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base transition process

sschenden@mqtco.org

(906) 346-3308 Ext. 221

(906) 250-8082 (Cell)

 

Lead Maintenance Technician Brian Nummilien

bnummilien@mqtco.org

(906) 346-4333

(906) 458-5232 (Cell)

 

Aircraft Rescue & Fire-Fighting (ARFF) Training Officer Joe Perry

jperry@mqtco.org

(906) 346-3308 Ext. 240

(906) 250-1928 (Cell)

 

Former airport manager Keith Kaspari left the to becfome deputy executive director at the Capital Region Airport Authority in Lansing

 

2012 Associated Press story on Public Radio 90

http://wnmufm.org/post/two-new-officials-appointed-sawyer-international#stream/0

http://www.co.marquette.mi.us/airport.php#.V-fE6iRyyRk

 

 

 

 

U.P. Breaking News Bulletin Update: Listen to interview with commander of USCG search – Names made public of the three people missing in Lake Superior on 14-foot boat: Coast Guard launches massive ground and air search for missing small boat with a family on board missing in Lake Superior – Two men and 9-year-old boy: C-130s from USCG in North Carolina and Canadian Coast Guard involved in massive operation to find these people alive

Stand by folks:

For those who have not seen these photos from Coast Guard:

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Update 12:20 a.m. Tues, Sept. 19, 2016

Massive search continues during the early morning hours on Tuesday including additional USCG crews from Cape Cod, Plus ongoing help with C-130s and Helicopters from Canadian Coast Guard and from North Carolina and many Great Lakes USCG units plus USCG Cutter Biscayne Bay

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Missing father Steve Chartre of Ishpeming/Negaunee – is shown loving his dog, above, and his two sons are pictured in lower photo, the youngest, 9-year-old Ethan (lower photo left), is missing along with his dad Steve. The older son,  (a great guy ) Justin Chartre (laying back on right in chair), is among the family praying for good news

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U.P. Breaking News, myself Greg Peterson, love former neighbor Justin Chartre (a good man pictured on right) holding his younger step brother who is missing on Lake Superior, 9-year-old Ethan Chartre, who is missing along with their dad Steve. Prayers and blessings – still lots of hope.

U.P. Breaking News Bulletin UPDATE 2:23 p.m. Monday

Massive Lake Superior ground, water and air search to continue with all hands on deck – and now USCG cutter joins search for the three people aboard a boat that was headed lake trout fishing off the Portage area to Big Reef in Keweenaw Bay on Lake Superior

Boat and passengers may have gotten into trouble off Pequaming

Search along the entire eastern shore of Keweenaw Bay and beyond – Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay joins massive search

By Greg Peterson

Owner, News Director

U.P. Breaking News

906-273-2433

U.P. Breaking News

https://youtu.be/QoMRBJopng8

uscg-moberly-croppedThe head of the search for the missing boat in Lake Superior says the search will continue thru tomorrow morning – and then officials will reevaluate what is known.

Joining the search today was the 140-foot U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay from St. Ignace.

The names of those aboard are 61-year-old Keith Karvonen of Atlantic Mine, MI; and 43-year-old Steven Chartre of Negaunee/Ishpeming area and his 9-year-old son Ethan.

Anyone who talked to the occupants of the boat, or saw them before their trip needs to call the U.S. Coast Guard – even a small piece of information may be valuable, according to Commander Carolyn Moberley, Chief of Response for the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie

uscgc-biscayne-bayAll the USCG and Canadian Coast Guard aircraft plus a huge coast guard cutter are involved in the search – along with dozens of other boats and searchers along the shores of the eastern Keweenaw from the Keweenaw Bay to the tip of the Keweenaw and even around – but officials say the greatest area for debris to wash ashore maybe in the bay.

Also searching are aircraft from around the U.S. and Canada including C-130s.

The U.S. Coast Guard has a “small amount of certainty” they got into trouble northwest of Pequaming.

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“We believe the last position they may have been that we have any certainty or small amount of certainty of – is in the Keweenaw Bay a little bit off of – and to the northwest of – Pequaming We believe that’s where they may have gotten into trouble” Commander Moberley said..

Officials have been searching the shore and waters from the Huron Islands to Huron Bay to Keweenaw Bay and all the way to “the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula.”
But they stress that little is known about where the craft may have gotten into trouble – listen carefully what she has to say when we post the audio about a possible place the craft got in trouble – but that is based on very little information coming in and nothing has been recovered.

https://upbreakingnews.com/USGCMissingBoat

U.P. Breaking News Bulletin at 10:45 a.m. Monday:
The search continues for that missing boat off the tip of the Keweenaw in Lake Superior – Names made public

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Steve Chartre of Negaunee/Ishpeming area who is missing with his 9-year-old son.

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61-year-old Keith Karvonen of Atlantic Mine, MI

At 1045 a.m. the USCG again issued its all mariners broadcast looking for the 14-foot boat with a canvas top that left Portage area of the Copper Country.
These are the missing people on Lake Superior

61-year-old Keith Karvonen of Atlantic Mine, MI

43-year-old Steven Chartre of Negaunee/Ishpeming area and his 9-year-old son Ethan

URGENT UPDATE FROM U.P. BREAKING NEWS: 6:37 a.m., Mon., Sept. 19, 2016

The search and prayers continue after what would the second night on Lake Superior for three people in a missing boat off the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Storms rolled through overnight during massive search – at noon today officials will re-evaluate how to proceed.

Below are photos of one of the search planes passing over Marquette on Sunday:

Photo of C-130 from USCG station in North Carolina being used in search for missing boat and three passengers – two men, one boy – on Lake Superior

Photo was reported taken in Baraga, MI at about 6:03 p.m. on Sunday courtesy Mysti Bleu Goug’e

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MASSIVE C-130 and Helicopter search underway by two countries for missing two men and a 8-year-old boy whose boat is missing on Lake Superior

URGENT U.P. Breaking News Search Update:
8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2016
U.P. Breaking News interview with USCG Commander Carolyn Moberley.
Interview with the head of the massive search for three people who are missing in a 14 foot boat on Lake Superior off the Keweenaw Peninsula as officials use wave and current information to plot specific locations the boat may have drifted

https://upbreakingnews.com/USGCMissingBoat

https://youtu.be/zsh0won3xVU

By Greg Peterson

Owner, News Director

U.P. Breaking News

906-273-2433

(Copper Country, Michigan) – Using night vision and everything else they can, searchers from two counties will continue an air, ground and water search for a missing fishing boat and three males on board including an 8 year-old boy.

The search is just off the Keweenaw Peninsula – east side – and expanding into the open waters of Lake Superior,according to Commander Carolyn Moberley, Chief of Response for the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie

The 14 foot boat and its three occupants have been missing since Saturday Night.

Thank you to help from across U.S. And Canada including:

C-130 Super Hercules airplane

Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Check out photos of the C-310s that are being used from the USCG Air Station in Elizabeth City, NC

Other stuff too.
http://coastguardnews.com/hang-on-to-those-hats/2016/03/12/

http://www.c-130.net/g3/c-130-photos/North-American-C-130-Photos/USCG-C-130-Photos?page=3

http://www.c-130.net/g3/c-130-photos/North-American-C-130-Photos/USCG-C-130-Photos

http://fireaviation.com/tag/coast-guard/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_HC-130

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_C-130_Hercules

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/10/22/us-canadian-coast-guards-prep-for-great-lakes-icebreaking-season.html

http://coastguardnews.com/coast-guard-sector-sault-ste-marie-presents-lifesaving-award-to-national-park-service-members/2016/09/14/

Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie and more

https://www.uscg.mil/d9/sectSaultSteMarie/command.asp

https://www.uscg.mil/d9/

http://www.stignacenews.com/news/2016-06-09/News/Michael_Beatty_Passes_Command_to_Andrew_Babione_at.html

http://www.americanmariners.org/news/coast-guard-searching-2-adults-1-child-lake-superior

http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2572682/Coast-Guard-dedicates-Capt-Jimmie-H-Hobaugh-community-center-in-Sault-Ste-Marie

http://coastguardnews.com/coast-guard-sector-sault-ste-marie-presents-lifesaving-award-to-national-park-service-members/2016/09/14/

https://www.lssu.edu/foundation/ignatowskimemorialaward.php

https://www.uscg.mil/d9/command.asp

http://greatlakes.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2014/06/great-lakes-shipmate-of-the-week-em2-kyle-j-hoggatt-sector-sault-sainte-marie-mich/

http://wbay.com/2016/09/18/coast-guard-in-search-for-2-adults-1-child-in-lake-superior/

Canadian Coast Guard:

http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca

http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/eng/CCG/Home

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Coast_Guard

Canadian Coast Guard Crest

http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=932881

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SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews are searching the waters of Lake Superior and the Keweenaw Peninsula Sunday for two adults and one child who went missing Saturday night in the vicinity of the East Portage Canal of Houghton-Hancock, Michigan.

The adults’ and child’s names are not being released at this time.

Coast Guard crews responded Saturday night after receiving a report that the group had missed a fish fry they were supposed to attend that evening. The boat’s trailer and truck were found at the marina.

Searching are crews from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Coast Guard Station Portage, Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and an aircrew from the Canadian Coast Guard.

If the public has any information about this case, please contact Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie Command Center at 906-635-3233.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

COAST GUARD SECTOR SAULT SAINTE MARIE
337 Water Street
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783-9501
(906) 635-3217

Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie is responsible for all Coast Guard missions on Lake Superior, northern Lakes Michigan and Huron, and surrounding navigable waterways to include Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Aids to Navigation, Marine Safety, and Homeland Security.

Located on the St. Mary’s River in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, the Sector is the operational and administrative commander of 11 subordinate field units, which include eight Multi-Mission Small Boat Stations, one Marine Safety Unit, and two Aids to Navigation Teams.

Sector Sault Sainte Marie’s missions are accomplished by a dedicated workforce of 248 Active Duty, 70 Reserve, and 26 civilian personnel. The Sector’s vessel inventory includes two 47′ MLB’s, six 45′ RB-M’s; one 49′ BUSL; two 20′ AB-S, three 26′ TANB, and eleven 25′ RB-S.

uscg-lockheed-ac-130

https://upbreakingnews.com/USGCMissingBoat

https://youtu.be/nIPKjqWica4

By Greg Peterson

Owner, News Director

U.P. Breaking News

906-273-2433

U.P. Breaking News has confirmed that a massive air and water search using dozens of boats, airplanes and helicopters has been launched to find a family whose boat is missing on Lake Superior.

The USCG tells U.P. Breaking News that their largest plane – C-130s from North Carolina flew in Last night – returned back to North Carolina leaving the search to Canadian Coast Guard with similar planes. The C-130 from North Carolina is returning to the scene.

The search is along the Copper Country – as the boat left from the Portage area.

Listen to our exclusive interviews with USCG officials in Sault Ste. Marie and USCG Ninth District HQ out of Cleveland, Ohio.

U.P. Breaking News is withholding the name of the family that was reported missing about 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 when they failed to return to shore to attend a fish fry. Their vehicle and trailer have been found.

This is truly a massive operation

We will provide more info when it is available.

OFFICIAL USCG PRESS RELEASE:
http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2884946/

uscg-missing-boat-press-release


U.P. Breaking News URGENT Bulletin Update at 1:26 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016

All Mariners Broadcast: U.S. Coast Guard Soo just issued a bulletin for all boaters about a missing boat on Lake Superior off Copper Country

Three people said to be on missing boat reported visiting reefs

U.P. Breaking News at this point is withholding names – but we will update as needed

Bulletin 12:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016:

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Missing Boat: U.S. Coast Guard called in to assist locals off Portage area for search for three people in missing boat

The U.S. Coast Guard says it was just asked to assist in the search for a boat missing off the Copper Country

By Greg Peterson

Owner, News Director

U.P. Breaking News

906-273-2433

(Portage, MI) – A U.S. Coast Guard official confirms to U.P. Breaking News that the search for a boat with three people aboard is underway in Lake Superior off the Portage area in the northern U.P.

An official broadcast for all mariners was issued by the Coast Guard Soo about 1:20 p.m. Today (Sunday).

Emergency officials are responding enforce we have even heard mention of the Lac La Belle Area.

State and local officials have launched vessels – and are responding from the Baraga, MI Boat launch – including locals who have already mounted a search.

Its not clear how the long boat has been missing – we heard 11 o’clock but not sure if a.m. of p.m.

Also – there are reports that the boat was going to visit a “big reef” in Lake Superior and has not been heard from since. Not sure if this means it involves divers, fishing or what purpose.

No word on the number of people involved aboard the missing boat.

We will post updates as we get them.

U.S. Coast Guard:

https://www.uscg.mil

http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=mtBoater

https://www.uscg.mil/D1/prevention/NavInfo/navinfo/documents/C-Communications.PDF

Reefs

http://www.lakesuperior.com/the-lake/natural-world/241feature/

just fyi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lac_La_Belle,_Michigan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keweenaw_Waterway

U.P. Breaking News Bulletin: Little is known about highly visible state and federal raid at K.I. Sawyer on Friday as parents reported being happy with the highly visible nature of the SWAT-like raid that frightened kids – hopefully making an impact on their view on drugs

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SO FAR AUTHORITIES MUM ON FRIDAY’S DRAMATIC K.I. SAWYER RAID

By Greg Peterson

Owner, News Director

U.P. Breaking News

906-273-2433

(K.I. Sawyer, MI) – Few details are known about a dramatic highly visible state, federal and local raid on Friday at least one K.I. Sawyer residence in Marquette County, Michigan – a raid that even frightened local children because of its drama but pleased parents because of its size, execution and message.

State and federal agents – including members of UPSET – wore tactical gear and were heavily armed when they conducted the daylight raid in a Sawyer neighborhood. Numerous K.I. sawyers residents contacted U.P. Breaking News after witnessing the raid.

Its unclear the reason for the raid although its known that Sawyer has been the subject of numerous investigations into a drug pipeline from Midwestern cities like Detroit, Chicago and several in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Drugs like heroin, crack cocaine, suboxone, painkillers, meth and others have become a huge problem across the U.P. That is the fight cops battled daily.

upset-logoDEA, ATF, FBI, and other federal agents have teamed up with UPSET and other regional drug team to make numerous raids across the U.P. in recent months.

One difference in this raid is how visible it was as U.P. Breaking News has received numerous reports including how it shocked local kids – and was a welcome message from parents who know the issues involving drugs and guns on the former Air Force Base.

U.P Breaking News has reached out to authorities for information but so far nothing has been released publicly.

It’s unclear whether state of federal charges were at stake in this raid.

U.P. Breaking News has confirmed that a federal grand jury sitting in Marquette this past week returned numerous indictments – and its not unusual for indictments to remain sealed until the suspects are in custody.

U.P. Breaking News has examined federal search warrants over the past few years that indicate the drug problem has not escaped the noticed of authorities and future arrests are certain.

We are not sure if other locations were taken down by authorities Friday or today.

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Below is an unrelated UPSET image from one of their shirts – always thought was cool image from an Ishpeming meth raid

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U.P. Breaking News Exclusive: More Audio from Kinross Prison Riot – Plea for “long guns” and more including inmate transfers – does state provide enough weapons during riot? Is state risking the lives of MDOC Corrections Officers and Inmates? Another Ricky-Boy coverup by duping northern Michigan media – thanks to the Administration Cronies of Corrupt Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

 Can State of Michigan officials be trusted after duping U.P. media and other crimes across the state?

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2016 Kinross Riot Audio Update

By Greg Peterson

Owner, News Director

U.P. Breaking News

906-273-2433

Here is more U.P. Breaking News exclusive audio from the Kinross Prison Riot last weekend – when inmates set fires, made escape attempts – and as you hear in the audio transferred many inmates to other U.P. Prisons (Alger and Baraga Max Security Prisons).

It all happened a week ago today on Sat., Sept., 10, 2016 – the Snyder Administration – after slashing prison budgets – has its PR people lie about the riot happened at the prison that has a strange and violent history.

You also hear a plea for more “long guns” but there were none readily available.

The audio was from a statewide frequency often used in emergencies. You hear some of the ERT members staging in at the Negaunee State Police Post in Negaunee.

https://youtu.be/Bp4VNS2hbH4

The Michigan Department of Corrections duped the U.P. media (except us) – who posted stories that there was nothing more than a small peaceful protest.

Upper Peninsula Breaking News posted an editorial about Kinross n Saturday morning and we had no idea that a riot would break out later that day.

Our editorial turned into breaking News and starting around 6 p.m. On Saturday we were posting audio that proves a riot was occurring. U.P. Media got duped by the MDOC – but the Detroit Free Press did the best job.

The Michigan State Police Emergency Support Team raided the prison and assisted bringing things back under control. In fact, this has been a tough week for the team – and their families – as many have spent the week on the scene.

www.michigan.gov/msp/0,4643,7-123-72297_25680-79671–,00.html

www.michigan.gov/msp/0,4643,7-123-72297_25680—,00.html

www.michigan.gov/msp/0,4643,7-123-72297_60152—,00.html

The prison was put on lock down – and U.P. Breaking News believes that the current staffing and other issues like maggot food – is putting the lives of corrections officers and inmates.

In fact we fear it will lead to deaths.

And the blood is on the hand of the governor and others who slaughtered budgets and just expect miracles.

I know our plea is falling on deaf ears – and we continue to review literally dozens and dozens of inmate lawsuits to see if a pattern emerges.

In our editorial just hours before the riot, we pointed out that Kinross was by far one of the worst places.

U.P. Breaking News thinks its another example of how Gov. Rick Snyder and his Department Chiefs should be indicted on RICO charges because they would not know the truth if it bit them on the ……

Check out these links to see our coverage, the Detroit papers, and more

Here is a couple lines of the Detroit Free Press (they do best job) coverage with link below:

Spokeswoman says multiple fires were set and two housing units have been left unlivable

LANSING — Inmates at Kinross Correctional Facility in the Upper Peninsula turned violent Saturday and trashed their housing units, starting a small fire, smashing sinks, and breaking at least one window, Corrections Department spokesman Chris Gautz confirmed.

A spokeswoman for the Michigan Corrections Organization, the union representing corrections officers, said the incident was even more serious than that, with multiple fires set and two housing units left unlivable.

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Michigan Inmates in Upper Peninsula set fire Detroit Free Press

Kinross Riot – Upper Peninsula Breaking News by Greg Peterson

Kinross Correctional Facility Remains On Lockdown After Prison TV 9 & 10

https://itsgoingdown.org/prisonstrike-resistance-to-slavery-across-the-world

www.maskmagazine.com/the-prisoner-issue/struggle/live-updates-prisoner-strike

http://reason.com/blog/2014/05/07/another-frightening-example-of-cops-dres

 

Michigan Honors POW/MIA during today’s 2016 National Prisoner of War/Missing In Action Recognition Day – Friday, September 16, 2016 – Upper Peninsula Breaking News appreciates and loves all our veterans – especially those who gave their all and suffered. Thank you to all veterans and for that matter law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency responders!

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Thank You!

Honoring the 2016 National Prisoner of War/Missing In Action Recognition Day

Friday, September 16, 2016

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By Greg Peterson

Owner, News Director

U.P. Breaking News

906-273-2433

As an investigative reporter, I especially appreciate and respect the freedoms our country has – and its because of our military, law enforcement and all emergency folks.

I know this because I follow the Committee to Protect Journalists that daily shows how many reporters are tortured, arrested and murdered in other countries

That is one reasons I feel so strongly about public records and government officials honoring the laws – like public documents. It is what our founding fathers wanted.

Thank you all!

http://www.pow-miafamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Michigan2.pdf

http://www.pow-miafamilies.org/events/recognition-day

http://www.pow-miafamilies.org/events/press-page/

As an investigative reporter I don’t feel comfortable putting up Rick Snyder’s Proclamation (because he needs to be arrested) – but hey – he did sign it – so here it is:

http://www.pow-miafamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Michigan2.pdf

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Committee to Protect Journalists:
https://cpj.org

 

 

U.P. Breaking News Bulletin: Clerk among three arrested for staged Soo gas station robbery in August 2016

Officials say robbery of Soo gas station was staged by clerk and two others

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By Greg Peterson

Owner, News Director

U.P. Breaking News

906-273-2433

(Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan) – Two women and a man – including the clerk – have been charged with the predawn August 8 staged armed robbery reported at the Admiral Gas Station on Easterday Avenue – with the arrests coming after a five-week investigation by police that included scrutinizing surveillance video.

The three suspects were arraigned in 91st District Court in the Soo.

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Charged are:

The 25-year-old gas station employee Carol Flook of Sault Ste. Marie is charged with conspiracy to commit larceny of $20,000, filing a false police report; lying to police during a felony investigation

Brian Jackson, 33, Detroit, conspiracy to commit larceny of $20,000; felony habitual offender

Nicola Harris, 27, Detroit, felony larceny

Harris and Jackson were arrested by Detroit Police and several Sault Ste. Marie Police officers are being hailed for their work in solving the case.

Harris and Jackson remain in the Chippewa County Jail.

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U.P. Breaking News Exclusive: Marquette Federal Indictments: Three men charged in separate cases on Native American reservations – two involving aggravated domestic violence and the third an alleged sex assault on a boy

Marquette federal grand jury returns indictments in child sex crimes case and two bloody domestic assaults in separate cases on three Native American nations across the U.P.

By Greg Peterson

Owner, News Director

U.P. Breaking News

906-273-2433

(Marquette, MI) – A federal grand jury in Marquette has indicted three men in connection with separate violent cases with two of the cases involving bloody domestic assault crimes and the third is charged with sex crimes against a male child.

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In a case out of Menominee County, Patrick Roy Wandahsega is named in a two-count indictment charging him with aggravated sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old and abusive sexual contact with a child under 12 years

The two-page indictment charges Wandahsega with the sex crimes against a child that allegedly happened between December 14-18, 2015 “on land held in trust by the United States for the use of the Hannahville Indian Community, in the Northern Division of the Western District of Michigan.”

In count one, Wandahsega “did knowingly engage in a sexual act with” a boy who is an “Indian male, who had not yet attained the age of twelve year,” the indictment states.

Wandahsega allegedly “used his finger to penetrate” the victim’s “anal opening with an intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, degrade, or arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person,” the indictment states

Under count two, Wandahsega “did knowingly engage in and intentionally cause sexual contact with and by another person, specifically, the intentional touching of the genitalia, groin, or buttocks” of the boy “who had not yet attained the age of twelve years, with an intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, degrade, or arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person.” the indictment alleges.

Meanwhile the grand jury returned indictments against two men in connection with violent domestic assaults – one of the cases U.P. Breaking News reported extensively on with graphic bloody photos.

In Gogebic County, David Kel Baldwin, Jr. is named in a three-count indictment accusing him of “assault resulting in substantial bodily injury” that allegedly occurred on August 12, 2016 “on land held in trust by the United States for the use of the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, in the Northern Division of the Western District of Michigan,” the indictment charges.

In counts one and two, Baldwin allegedly assaulted “his spouse and intimate partner, and such assault resulted in substantial bodily injury ” and is charged with two counts of “assault resulting in serious bodily injury”

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In count three, the grand jury charged Baldwin with assault with intent to murder in connection with an alleged attack with a dangerous weapon on that same night and basic location but against a male victim “with a dangerous weapon, that is, one or both of the following, a glass jar and a wooden chair, with the intent to do bodily harm,” the indictment states.

To read more about this case:

https://upbreakingnews.com/newsfederaldnasearchwarrantstargettriballvddomesticviolence

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Leonard Scott Nickaboine, Sault Ste.Marie

 

nickaboine-indictmentAnd a Chippewa County case accuses 38-year-old Leonard Scott Nickaboine of Saulte Ste. Marie with one count of “domestic assault B habitual offender” that allegedly happened on July 30, 2016 “on land held in trust by the United States for the use of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians,” the indictment states.

Nickaboine allegedly committed a domestic assault upon” the victim and involves “an assault committed by a person who is or has cohabitated with the victim who is “a person similarly situated to a parent,” the indictment states.

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Nickaboine “committed this assault after having been convicted on at least two prior occasions for offenses that would be, if subject to Federal jurisdiction, assaults against a spouse and intimate partner,” the indictment states.

The indictment mentions three previous convictions:

  • Domestic Abuse conviction, October 16, 2008, in Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribal Court

  • Domestic Abuse conviction, July 5, 2007, in the Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribal Court

  • Domestic Assault/Habitual Offender conviction, June 24, 2010, in Marquette federal court

The assistant U.S. Attorneys prosecuting the cases are Hannah Bobee and Paul D. Lochner, both in Marquette.

Baldwin’s defense attorney is Karl Numinen of Marquette and court records did not indicate who the others are being represented by but possibly the Asst. U.S. Defenders Office.

Upper Peninsula Breaking News Exclusive – Another convicted felon is headed back to prison: One of nine charged in big heroin pipeline from Green Bay to Upper Peninsula was busted again

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Michael D. Peak violated probation but claims uses painkillers for “pain management” and said he has struggled with the “demons” of substance abuse for much of his life

By Greg Peterson

News Director, Owner

Upper Peninsula Breaking News

(Marquette, MI) – A Menominee area Native American had not even been free for a year when he screwed up his probation after being part of a Heroin ring – and again was accused of drugs and associating with druggies – now he’s going back to prison for 7 months and then three months in a drug treatment program at a halfway house.

43-year-old Michael D. Peak has lived in the Menominee, MI/Marinette, WI area and was among nine busted for distributing piles of heroin from Green Bay to the southern U.P. Back in 2013.

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Peak is accused by the feds of using “alcohol, abuse of buprenorphine, and use of heroin and Percocet.”

peak-mugshot-2On Monday, Sept. 12, 32016, Peak was sentenced to 10 months in prison “with 3 of the 10 months to be in a half-way house with substance abuse treatment, preferably an in-patient treatment program” by United States District Judge Paul L. Maloney.

There will be “no term of supervised release to follow,” the judge ordered.

On Sept. 9, 2015, Peak was released from federal prison.

On Oct. 29, 2015, Judge Maloney approved Peak’s transfer of probation from the northern Wisconsin to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Peak was accused on August 2, 2016 of violations of probation only 11 months (Sept. 9, 2015) from his release from federal prison for his part in a heroin ring that operated from Green Bay to the Upper Peninsula.

The violation order was filed by U.S. Probation Officer Joshua J. Hechtman in Marquette – and approved by his boss Supervising U.S. Probation Officer Mark A. Trowbridge, Sr.

One interesting detail in that report includes that on June 30, 2016 a “report on offender” was issued and the “court agreed to take no action as a result of Mr. Peak’s arrest on an outstanding warrant, use of alcohol, abuse of buprenorphine, and use of heroin and Percocet.

In the warrant, Peak was accused of four violations of his probation that do not allow him to use or deal illegal drugs and can not associate with felons especially fellow druggies.

Violation 1:

“The defendant shall not commit another federal, state or local crime.”

Violation 2:

“The defendant shall not unlawfully possess a controlled substance. The defendant shall refrain from any unlawful use of a controlled substance…”

Violation 3:

“The defendant shall refrain from the use of all alcoholic beverages and shall not purchase, possess, use, distribute, or administer any controlled substance or any paraphernalia related to any controlled substances, except as prescribed by a physician.”

Violation 4:

“The defendant shall not associate with persons engaged in criminal activity and shall not associate with any person convicted of a felony, unless granted permission to do so by the probation officer.”

In the U.S. Probation officer warrant, the “supporting evidence and information for violations 1 and 2” stated:

On July 28, 2016, this officer made contact with MDOC Agent Matt Vanni, who was meeting with several law enforcement officers from the Menominee area during our telephone conversation.

Information from that conference revealed Mr. Peak was allegedly allowing Kelly LaCanne and her boyfriend Jesse Brayley to live with him. Mr. Brayley was recently arrested for possession of methamphetamine and Ms. LaCanne was alleged to be involved in methamphetamine use. Both were also alleged to be convicted felons.

On August 3, 2016, Mr. Peak was confronted about these associations by this officer. He admitted Mr. LaCanne was living with him until approximately a month ago and he admitted her involvement in the abuse of multiple controlled substances. He denied Mr. Brayley lived with him, but admitted allowing him to stay at his home for several days. He advised this officer he did not know if they were felons.

An NCIC/LEIN inquiry reflected Ms. LaCanne was convicted of the following felonies:

Possession of Schedule I and II Narcotic Drugs on August 13, 2009, in Marinette County, Wisconsin, Circuit Court; and Controlled Substance-Delivery/Manufacture (Cocaine, Heroin, or another Narcotic) Less Than 50 Grams and Maintaining a Drug House on May 4, 2009, in 41st Circuit Court, Menominee.

This officer was not able to locate information regarding felony convictions on the part of Mr. Brayley, but his involvement in methamphetamine use constitutes involvement in criminal activity.

In the probation warrant, the “supporting evidence and information for violations 1 through 3” states:

On July 27, 2016, U.S. Probation Officer Matthew J. Luce and Supervising U.S. Probation Officer Mark W. Restum made contact with Mr. Peak at his home. He advised he would be unable to produce a urine specimen because he just used the bathroom. Arrangements were made for Mr. Peak to report to the Menominee County Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) office, Menominee, to submit a urine sample on July 28, 2016.

Mr. Peak reported as instructed and provided a sample that tested presumptively positive for opiates, but he denied use of any controlled substances to the agent collecting the sample. He also sent an email to this officer on July 29, 2016, contesting the presumptive results of the sample.

On August 3, 2016, Mr. Peak contacted this officer by telephone. He admitted he tested positive for controlled substances because he has been abusing Percocet each weekend for the last month and a half. He admitted obtaining the substance illegally because he cannot be prescribed it by a physician.

The offender also reported he uses the substance on the weekends because he presumes this or another officer will not attempt contact with him during those times. He claimed he uses the substance for pain management, but then described struggling with the “demons” of substance abuse for much of his life and explained his plan to access substance abuse services through his Employment Assistance Program at work.

On July 27, 2016, U.S. Probation Officer Matthew J. Luce and Supervising U.S. Probation Officer Mark W. Restum made contact with Mr. Peak at his home. He advised he would be unable to produce a urine specimen because he just used the bathroom.

Arrangements were made for Mr. Peak to report to the Menominee County Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) office, Menominee, to submit a urine sample on July 28, 2016. Mr. Peak reported as instructed and provided a sample that tested presumptively positive for opiates, but he denied use of any.

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Michael D. Peak arrested on the new charges at the Menominee Police Department.

While on supervised release, Peak was found guilty of violating its terms even though Peak denied being guilty of some of the violations – and under an agreement three of the charges were dismissed.

An amended judgment in a criminal case “for revocation of probation or supervised release” was filed on Sept. 12, 2016 in the Marquette federal courthouse, officially the United States District Court for the Western District Of Michigan.

“The defendant shall not commit another federal, state or local crime,” while on release and the judge ruled Peak possessed and used of the painkiller thus was in violation of the supervised release condition.

Judge Maloney on Monday approved a recommendation and ruling by U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley.

Federal prosecutors say Peak violated his release terms ” on multiple occasions between” June 14 and July 30, 2016, by possessing and using Percocet, a schedule II controlled substance, without a prescription and is “punishable by imprisonment for not less than 90 days but not more than 3 years and a minimum fine of $5,000 based upon Mr. Peak’s prior drug convictions.”

Federal prosecutors say Peak was in violation of additional crimes violation of “possessing a “narcotic/cocaine less than 25 grams, which is punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $25,000.00, or both.”

However, the additional charges were dismissed based on a motion from federal prosecutors.

The sentence is imposed pursuant to the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, according to federal court documents.

“Violations of two, three, and four are dismissed upon motion by the government” and Peak’s “term of supervised release is revoked and the defendant is hereby committed to the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned,” the documents state.

On May 7, 2014, Peak was sentenced to 2 years in prison and one years supervised release on a federal charge with eight others in northeast Wisconsin for “use of a communication device to facilitate distribution of heroin” from Green Bay to the U.P.

Special conditions of his release included substance abuse testing and treatment with co-pay, no alcoholic beverages; submit to search of person, property, house, residence, vehicle, officer, papers, computers, and other electronics or data storage devices

As happens in a vast majority of cases Peak was ordered to pay a special assessment $100.

When Peak was arrested as part of nine charged in a heroin ring, federal prosecutors issued the following press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 19, 2013

Nine Defendants Charged in Connection with Heroin Distribution in Marinette County, Brown County and Menominee, Michigan

United States Attorney James L. Santelle of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced the filing of a criminal complaint alleging that nine people were involved with the distribution of heroin in Marinette County, Brown County and Menominee, Michigan. Brian L. King (age: 55) of Chicago was charged with Distribution of Heroin in violation of Title 21 United States Code, Section 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B).

The other eight defendants listed in the table below are charged with conspiracy to distribution heroin in violation Title 21 United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B), and Title 18 United States Code, Section 2.

Name, Age and Residency

Andrea M. Paris (nee Addington), 29, Marinette, Wisconsin

Shawn A. Klatt, 33, Marinette, Wisconsin

Karen A. Sanchez, 38, Marinette, Wisconsin

Gerald F. Pichette, 50, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Michael D. Peak, 40, Menominee, Michigan

Donald M. Myers, 41, Menominee, Michigan

Eric E. Ebbole, 42, Menominee, Michigan

According to charging documents it is alleged that King is responsible for the distribution of over 500 grams of heroin in the Marinette, Wisconsin, Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Menominee, Michigan areas. The others charged in the complaint are alleged to have conspired to fund, purchase, transport, distribute, and sell large amounts of heroin in northeast Wisconsin and Menominee, Michigan.

If convicted each defendant, faces a maximum penalty of between 5 and 40 years imprisonment, a maximum fine of $5,000,000, a $100 special assessment, and between 4 years to life on supervised release.

This case was a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation with assistance from the Milwaukee and Chicago High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area programs, the Marinette County Sheriff’s Department, the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, the Marinette Police Department, the Menominee County Michigan Sheriff’s Department and the Menominee Michigan Police Department. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

A criminal complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove each of them guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Other related info and links:

Michael D. Peak info:

https://www.justice.gov/usao-edwi/pr/nine-defendants-charged-connection-herion-distribution-marinette-county-brown-county

http://atlaspublicrecords.com/name/michael-d-peak/menominee-mi/c74be72b38

https://www.bop.gov/inmateloc/

https://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=1:14-cr-00006-WCG&s=WI&d=71152

http://archive.jsonline.com/news/crime/nine-charged-in-heroin-distribution-conspiracy-b99167996z1-236634141.html

http://www.wicourtcasesearch.com/CourtCase/Case/2000CV000271/Marinette

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Asst. U.S. Attorney Maarten Vermaat

Maarten.Vermaat at usdoj.gov

(906) 226-2500

 

Elizabeth A. LaCosse

Defendant’s Attorney

 

United States District Judge Paul L. Maloney

Federal Judge

 

 

U.S. Probation Officer Joshua J. Hechtman

906-228-4088

 

Supervising U.S. Probation Officer Mark A. Trowbridge, Sr.

269-381-2568

 

U.S. Probation Officer Matthew J. Luce

 

Menominee County Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) Agent Matt Vanni

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https://www.michigan.gov/documents/corrections/2010_Annual_Report_390338_7.pdf

http://www.michigan.gov/corrections/0,4551,7-119-1435_1503-10755–,00.html

http://www.michigan.gov/corrections/0,1607,7-119-1435_1503—,00.html

 

Kelly LaCanne and her boyfriend Jesse Brayley

 

Michael Peak:

Use of a communication device to facilitate distribution of heroin

Offense Level: 4

Case No. 2:16-pt-07

Other Court Case:

1:14CR00006-8 Eastern District of Wisconsin

Law violations cited by federal prosecutors included:

21:843(b)

21 U.S.C. § 844(a)

MCL 333.7403(2)(A)(5)

 

Menominee Police Department (Michigan)

http://menomineemi.us

Citizens are again asked to be aware of telephone scams from individuals claiming to be from the IRS or Treasury Department.

The Menominee City Police Department has been informed that citizens have received telephone calls from an individual identifying himself as from the IRS or Treasury Department and claiming the called party owes delinquent taxes. The caller may have a foreign accent, can become insistent and belligerent, calls multiple times and threatens arrest if the party does not listen.

These calls are not from the IRS or Treasury Department. Do not give any personal or financial information to the caller.

DO NOT ENGAGE IN CONVERSATION – JUST HANG UP.

The City of Menominee is looking for election precinct workers. To be eligible you must be an actively registered voter in the State of Michigan. For more information or to obtain an application please contact Susan Johnson by phone (906)863-2656 or by email at: sjohnson@cityofmenominee.net

Menominee County Sheriff’s Department (Michigan)/Menominee County Sheriff’s Dept. (Wisconsin)

http://www.menomineecounty.com/departments/?department=85bf1f570592

https://www.marinettecounty.com/departments/?department=60db32ecffe7

https://www.facebook.com/marinette.sheriff/

***Check out this from the Marinette County SD Facebook Page

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https://www.facebook.com/marinette.sheriff/photos/a.425210954262134.1073741826.425210850928811/993890687394155/?type=3&theater